Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information that may be collected when you visit this website.

This policy gives you information about cookies and how you may reject such cookies.

You may be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. your name and email address) so that we can provide you with certain services such as the e-newsletter. Whenever you provide us with such information we will treat that information in accordance with this policy and the Cockburn Association will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

During the course of any visit to this site the pages you see, along with a short text file called a ‘cookie’, are downloaded to your computer. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the computer has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

Cookies record information about your online preferences. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

When you supply any personal information to the Cockburn Association we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use that data. We must collect the information fairly, explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.

Any information you provide to the Cockburn Association will only be used within the Association. Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to the Association will use whatever information about you that is available to it stop to such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.

In summary the Cockburn Association will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.